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Four installation artists produce wavelengths of all kinds at Honfleur Gallery in Southeast Washington.
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Four installation artists produce wavelengths of all kinds at Honfleur Gallery in Southeast Washington.

(June 14) Daniel Lanois' Black Dub

Daniel Lanois made a name for himself producing acclaimed albums for U2, Bob Dylan and Brian Eno. These days Lanois is basking in the spotlight with Black Dub a crack trio that includes master jazz drummer Brian Blade. Black Dub brings soulful rock sounds influenced by the beats of Jamaican dub and reggae to the 9:30 Club in Northwest Washington Tuesday night.

(June 13-July 22) Riding the Wave

Four installation artists explore "Wavelengths" through late July at Honfleur Gallery in Southeast Washington. Two floors of site-specific installations recreate and reimagine the peaks and valleys of waves both tangible and intangible.

(June 14-19) Wishful Thinking

Saint Paul's Penumbra Theatre Company stages "I Wish You Love" at the Kennedy Center through Sunday. Before the signing of the civil rights act, Nat King Cole used his weekly television show as an outlet for a little advocacy. The musical drama about Cole's early days on NBC shows how his subtle message went a long way.

Music: "Ring The Alarm" by Black Dub

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Kickboxing Director Lexi Alexander Uses Activism To Bust Out Of 'Movie Jail'

After her 2008 movie, Punisher: War Zone, flopped, Alexander had a hard time getting new projects. She was in what's known as Hollywood's "movie jail," a common experience for female directors.
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Evaporated Cane Juice? Puh-leeze. Just Call It Sugar, FDA Says

Companies cultivating a healthful image often list "evaporated cane juice" in their products' ingredients. But the FDA says it's really just sugar, and that's what food labels should call it.
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The Politics Hour - May 27, 2016

Congress votes to override DC's 2013 ballot initiative on budget autonomy. Virginia governor faces a federal investigation over international finance and lobbying rules. And DC, Maryland and Virginia move to create a Metro safety oversight panel.

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After Departure Of Uber, Lyft In Austin, New Companies Enter The Void

Earlier this month, voters in Austin, Texas, rejected an effort to overturn the city's rules for ride-hailing companies. Uber and Lyft tried to prevent fingerprinting of their drivers, and now both have left town. A few other ride-share companies have popped up to help fill the void. NPR explores how people are getting around town without Uber and Lyft.

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